Friday, June 5, 2015


The weather may be dry and dreary but you can always have dewy and glowing skin! These products are going to bring the colour a healthy glow back to your face.

A highlight is something that can automatically transform a look and there's nothing better than when you catch the light at just the right place to see a beautiful shimmer on your cheekbones.

I wanted to stray away from my typical MAC MSF in "Soft and Gentle" and delve into products from other brands. Featuring offerings from Physicians Formula, Hourglass, Urban Decay and Benefit there is something for everyone and at a variety of price-points.

Physicians Formula Nude Wear Quad ($29.95)
This quad includes four shades; a light sand, light beige, darker peach toned neutral and cool toned tan. All complete of course with a glittery title of "Nude Wear". I love that you can mix and match the colours, use them individually or just swirl them all together. The range of colours allows for flexibility within the looks you create so you can match it to your skin tone or the exact tone that compliments your makeup look. You can purchase this product from Priceline.
Hourglass Ambient Powder Wardrobe ($76)
This cult classic paved a name for Hourglass and definitely first drew me towards the brand. The quality is incredible and I haven't found a highlighter as smooth and buttery as this one. You won't be disappointed with this product as it's one I use nearly everyday. It is also extremely versatile; being a highlighter, setting powder and bronzer all in one compact palette. You can purchase this product from Mecca Maxima.

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder ($40)
This highlighter is quite orange based, providing a beautiful golden glow. It's a baked formulation so dry in consistency and highly pigmented. The packaging is adorable, coming boxed in a bronze and sparkly package that stands out in your makeup collection. The best thing about this one is that it is definitely buildable. You can lightly tap your brush into the product for a subtle sheen or you can apply a thicker and bolder highlight with a flat dense brush. You can purchase this product from Mecca Maxima.

Benefit Hervana Boxed Blush ($51)
This blusher and highlighter duo contains four different colours; a peach, a dusty rose, a light pink and an off white. When you swirl them all together it creates a beautiful golden pink glowing mixture. I would recommend this for all skin tones since if you have a light complexion it will be a great highlighting blush for you and if you have darker skin it will act as the perfect pink toned highlight. You can purchase this product from Myer.

With so many highlighters on the market now it can be difficult to figure out which is the best option for you but I hope that this post has helped a little bit.

Thanks for reading!